There are so many generic of Megestrol Acetate in India. Oncostrol is the brand name of Megestrol Acetate in India from Sharing Formulations Pvt Ltd.
There are few examples with brand name and company name available generic brands of Megestrol Acetate in India.
Oncostrol- Sharing Formulations Pvt ltd
(Megestrol Acetate in India)
Endace- Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Megeetron- Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Megahenz- Alniche Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Sargest- Sarcoma Remedies Pvt Ltd
Megetra- Getwell Oncology Pvt Ltd
Neostrol- Neon Laboratories Ltd
Celstrol- Celon Laboratories Ltd
Megatite- MySIM Therapeutics Pvt. Ltd.
Megestril- Caresbridge Pharmaceuticals
Cachexiam- Radiant Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Megesty- Aureate Healthcare Pvt ltd
Carvihenz- Biokindle Lifesciences Pvt Ltd
Magtri- Axiommax Oncology Pvt ltd
Mestrol- West Coast Pharmaceuticals Works Ltd
Egistral- Aaltra med Healthcare Ltd
It wasn't until 1959 that Syntex succeeded in creating Megestrol Acetate. Megestrol Acetate was derived from medroxyprogesterone acetate, which was synthesized in 1957 at Syntex. Megestrol Acetate was the third synthetic progesterone derivative developed for medical use, after hydroxyprogesterone caproate in 1954 and medroxyprogesterone acetate in 1957. In 1951, progesterone was discovered to be effective in treating endometrial hyperplasia, and in 1959, progestins were discovered to be effective in treating endometrial cancer.
In the 1980s, clinical studies of very high doses of Megestrol Acetate for breast cancer observed a marked increase in appetite and weight gain in patients despite their advanced cancer. An article published in 1986 suggested that Megestrol Acetate be studied and potentially used in cachexia, and this sparked interest in it as an appetite stimulant.